Springfield, MA

Springfield, Massachusetts

Birthplace of Basketball

 Springfield  is the third largest city in the state of Massachusetts. It is located along the Connecticut River and is the fourth largest city in New England (after Boston, Worcester, and Providence).

Springfield is called the City of Firsts because of the many major events or inventions. It is most commonly known for being called “The Birthplace of Basketball”. Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball in the city of Springfield in 1891 at the YMCA International Training School, which is now known as Springfield College.


Welcome MAAC fans to Springfield, MAAC-achusetts. As you prepare for your trip to Springfield. Here is a bit of information that can be helpful to you as you make your travel plans.

Springfield, MA to Hartford, CT

26.10 miles (approx. 30 mins)

Springfield, MA to Boston, MA

90.9 miles (approx. 1 hour 41 mins)

Springfield, MA to New York , NY

150 miles (approx. 2 hours 39 mins)

Directions to  Springfield, MA.

From Canisius College

From Fairfield University

From Iona College

From Manhattan College

From Marist College

From Monmouth University

From Niagara University

From Quinnipiac University

From Rider University

From Saint Peter’s College

From Siena College

Flying to Springfield, MA.

Bradley International Airport

Boston Logan International Airport

Other Airports in the Area

Travel by Train to Springfield, MA.

Amtrak (SPG)

Ride the Bus to Springfield, MA

Peter Pan Bus Lines

Hotel Information

There are many options for accomodations in Springfield, MA  that are close to the MassMutual Center.  Here a  few options:

Springfield Marriott (sold out)

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel (sold out)

Hilton Garden Inn Springfield (sold out)

For other available hotel information click here:

For more travel information:

Visit http://www.valleyvisitor.com/ to learn more about the area.

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